Since 2007, CAC has invested more than $80 million in 182 arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. The Report to the Community demonstrates that public funds help make more arts and cultural activities available and accessible to residents in all parts of our county, which, in turn, strengthens our community and makes it a great place in which to live and work.
Telling Our Stories
Learn how three of our cultural partners are strengthening our community through their work.
Cleveland Restoration Society, Cleveland, Ohio
Investing in our Local Economy
The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) works to make Northeast Ohio a better place to live, work, and play by preserving its extraordinary architectural heritage. Since its founding in 1972, CRS has provided more than $30 million in low-interest loans to individual homeowners in Northeast Ohio through its Home Heritage Program. This program enables homeowners to preserve the historic architecture and increase the value of their homes, create more vibrant neighborhoods, and employ local workers as contractors, roofers, painters, plumbers, electricians, and other specialists.
Inlet Dance Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio
Founded in 2001, Inlet Dance Theatre performs and engages, mentors, and trains students of all ages and skill levels in a variety of dance classes and workshops in Northeast Ohio, using dance as a means to develop self-discipline, teamwork, body awareness, physical fitness, and self-confidence.
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Bay Village, Ohio
Enhancing Our Daily Life
Since 1950, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center's educational exhibits, programs, and activities have given millions of local children and adults hands-on experiences with wildlife, space science, the outdoors, and the Lake Erie watershed. The Center, located in Bay Village, offers more than 175 classes, workshops, and programs each year, serving 180,000 people annually.